|Document ID (ISN)||49652|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Microscopes and ocular infections
||May 1987, Vol.48, No.5, p.425-431. 33 ref.
||Microbial assays of industrial microscope eyepieces were conducted and pathogenic staphylococcus aureus was identified among the microorganisms. It appears that direct contact with microscope eyepieces provides a potentially significant route of transmission of bacterial and viral infections. A questionnaire was distributed to a first and second shift manufacturing operation to assess the incidence of ocular infections. There was a statistically significant incidence of sites and conjunctivitis that was 8.3 times that of a control group. An ultraviolet disinfection process was evaluated; it was rapid and emission-free and there were no residual chemical biocides.
||infection control; eyes; microbial pollution; light microscopy
||disinfection of equipment; description of technique; questionnaire survey; conjunctivitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)